Supporting your Son or Daughter with Careers Advice

When it comes to making career decisions, you're one of the first people your son/daughter will turn to for help.

  • How do you spark ideas for their career and explore the routes they could take?
  • Do you feel confident in supporting them to make important decisions?

We have put together some resources you might find useful in help your son/daughter explore the options and make an informed decision.

We have dedicated impartial Career Advisors in The POD that are qualified to Level 7.

CV Writing

Need help compiling your son or daughter's CV? Use our easy to use Career Coach tool that will take you step by step to build comprehensive employment ready CV. Career Coach will also give you relevant data on wages, employment and training. Also take a look at what jobs are high paying and growing in your region right now. Tap here to launch Career Coach.


Career Connect is a charity who are passionate about providing high quality independent careers advice, bridging the gap to learning and employment and better life chances for young people and adults. Career Connect provides independent, impartial and inspirational advice and guidance to young people who want to find out more about potential future Careers, Job Searches and Self- Assessment. Tap here to visit Career Connect.


UCAS is the online application system for anyone in the UK who wants to apply for a full time University course. If your son or daughter is considering Higher Education, they’ll need to decide what subject, course type, and course provider is right for them. They can use the UCAS search tool to discover more about each degree program and the different Universities available. There are also many useful videos to help guide them through the process from start to finish including how to write an effective personal statement and using the 'Track' system to check the progress of their application and offers. Tap here to visit UCAS.

Finance for University

Anyone hoping to go to University can use the following websites to find out more information on how they can fund their time at University including applying for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans which can help pay for accommodation, food and bills etc. Sometimes, parents or guardians are asked to supply some information in order to support their son or daughter's finance application.